Hello one and all.
I lusted after a sgian dubh from a gentleman in Comrie for a while, his enhanced arctic birch one with silver hilt.
Unfortunately, due to illness he will no longer be making any more sgian dubhs. This is terribly sad and my thoughts are with him and his family.
My wife discovered this when she attempted to buy the sgian dubh for me. So she purchased this one for me instead http://www.redruairidhkilts.co.uk/item/?id=161
It is a lovely piece and I really do like it but not quite as nice or dress as the Comrie one. Also, I already have a very nice day wear staghorn sgian dubh.
So I thought, rather than exchanging it or having it sit in a drawer, it would be really nice to embellish the sgian dubh. Perhaps replace the hilt with a silver one or a stone.
Has anyone ever done this before and if you have could you show me the results?